Romania stands once again in the limelight of the world cinema industry, this time at the BFI Film Festival in London, with two of the most recent Romanian productions that reaped multiple international awards: 'The Child's Pose', by Calin Peter Netzer - the big winner of the Berlin Golden Bear in 2013, and the short film 'House Party', by Adrian Sitaru; both movies will be playing to sold-out halls, informs a release of the Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR) in London.
ICR London is a partner of the festival for the fourth time in a row, sponsoring at the current edition the presence of director Calin Peter Netzer at the sessions of dialogue with the public and promoting Romanian productions.
'The Child's Pose' has three screenings scheduled at the Odeon West End, on October 10, 11 and 15, with director Calin Peter Netzer present at the first two shows, when he will also engage in meet-and-greet events.
Adrian Sitaru's short film 'House Party' will be screened on October 11 and 13 at BFI Southbank.
Calin Peter Netzer was born in Romania in 1975, but emigrated with his parents to Germany in 1983. He later returned to his homeland and in 1999 earned his Film direction degree from the National University of Theatre and Cinematography — Bucharest.
His debut short film and feature film, both titled 'Maria' (1997 and 2003, respectively), won prestigious international awards, including the Grand Jury Prize at the Locarno Festival. His next film, 'Medal of Honor' (2009), participated in over 30 festivals and is the recipient of the ?Silver Alexander' award and of four other prizes at the Thessaloniki Festival in 2009. 'The Child's Pose' is Netzer's third feature film.
Adrian Sitaru's short film 'House Party', a comedy building on the relations with the neighbors next door, tells the story of Neli, a 55-old woman who travels out of town for a few days, leaving her 17-year-old boy home alone. When she returns, the neighbors happily update her with the spicy details of the bash the teen has thrown in her absence.
Adrian Sitaru is a director, producer, screenwriter and actor, who climbed to fame with his short film 'Waves' (2007), which won the Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival, the Best Short Film award in Sarajevo, Namur, Dresden and Aspen, plus another 22 international awards. His first feature film, 'Hooked' (2008), reaped prizes at the festivals in Palm Springs, Thessaloniki, Mons, Buenos Aires and Estoril. After shooting the short film 'The Cage', winner of the DAAD Scholarship in Berlin, Sitaru went on to make 'House Party' and the feature 'For Love with Best Intentions', which won the Best Director and Best Actor awards at the International Film Festival in Locarno in 2011. He released his latest feature film 'Domestic' in 2013. AGERPRES